Make some Cheesy Kale Chips and snack on it, because this is going to be a long post! The year has ended and it’s time we reflect on our lives and our achievements. But also make new plans, continue our path and set goals to reach this year. One of mine was definitely making kale chips, and now I can check this one out.
2016 started with pain and lots of tears. We decided to go for IVF after years of infertility and this meant many many needles in my belly, painful procedures and the hardest part was keeping quiet because I felt no one would understand. I never lost my hope tho until a week after we saw two lines I started bleeding. My whole world crushed and all I wanted was to go to my husband, who was at that time living in Dubai, and forget about everything. Since we had two frozen embryos, we decided to take another shoot, but I was on the plane two days after the procedure, ready to except new life in a foreign country without kids.But fast forward two weeks and we had another two lines, and after a challenging pregnancy and difficult labour our sweet son is now cooing beside me right now. So this year has been both good and sad, so extremely happy and painful. I feel we both grew so much and our relationship is now stronger than ever. My resolution for this year is to be brave, because I lived through so much already, I know I am strong and powerful enough to do anything.
There is also a goal in my mind, one I have been passionate about for years, but always find excuses why I can’t do it. I would like turn this blog into something serious, possibly turning it into business. I became a stay at home mom last year, when I moved to Dubai, and since I can’t sit still and I hate cleaning all day long, this blog is my way of expressing myself and my creativity. Having a newborn is just a motivation to do things more efficiently in the short nap time. This week is the first one we have alone without help from the grandmas. It has been far from easy, but I love every minute of it. At this point I would also like to thank you, all my readers, for being here and taking interest in what I have to say! I would love to hear from you more often as well.
So there is one resolution left, one for my family. Since we live so far from everyone, we need to stick together and make the most of our little time together. I promised myself to make this year an incredible journey of discovery, learning and love. To go on adventures, to explore middle east and much more. To take advantage of this amazing city and get to know every part of it, to live the life to its fullest. To travel home often to see our love ones and make the most of the time we spend with them. To learn new things and to teach David to be an amazing person, full of curiosity and kindness.
There is a lot of small goals I want to achieve and I know I might need to skip a few, but that’s ok. Life is so unpredictable, you often need to adjust your plans and go with the flow. Let the best year so far begin!
- 6 kale stalks
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tsp nutritional yeast
- Preheat the oven to 175°C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
- Wash and thoroughly drain and dry the kale stalks. Remove the leaves from the main stalk and tore into smaller pieces.
- Coat the leaves in olive oil, then sprinkle with salt, garlic powder and nutritional yeast.
- Evenly distribute the leaves on the baking paper and bake for 15 minutes, turning half way through.
- Enjoy when cooled down as a snack, in a soup or as a side dish.
Yours truly, A.